23 May 2012

SHD 2012 Pasadena Meeting
List of Speakers
Pasadena/San Marino, California, September 27-30, 2012
(As of 23 May 2012)

Altic, Mirela
Missionary Cartography of Tarahumara

Brunelle, Gayle
The Assassination of the Sieur de Royville and the Debacle of the Compagnie de l’Amerique Equinoxiale, 1653-1656

Buisseret, David
The Influence of Marquette and Jolliet on the Mapping of North America

Delaney, John
Endeavour in Australia: Crewing with Cook

Flannery, Kristie (Graduate Student)
“Everyone a mutineer”: the crisis of maritime labour in Spanish voyages of discovery
and conquest in the Pacific, 1564-1566

Francaviglia, Richard
Discovery and Faith:  Re-examining Claims about Pre-Columbian Muslims in America

Harreld, Donald
Strategies and Identities: Dutch Expeditions through the Strait of Magellan, 1598-1618

Herbert, Francis
The Hakluyt Society’s publications and the Americas: maps and membership from the 1840s

Hogarth, Donald
Robert Rich Sharp (1881-1958): prospector, engineer and discoverer of the Shinkolobwe, Katanga, (Congo) radium-uranium ore-body

Mullan, Anthony
The Comisión Corográfia and Colombia’s Quest for Identity

Olcelli, Laura (Graduate Student)
The Denied Search for the North-West Passage: Alessandro Malaspina at the Service of “the nation that has taken me as one of its own!”

Ortiz, Ann
Epistolar Representation of Fray Junípero Serra in Francisco de Palóu’s Relacion Historica de la Vida y Apostolicas Tareas del Venerable Padre Fray Junipero Serra (1787)

Pflederer, Richard
Magellan, the Pacific Ocean and the Search for the Anti-Meridian

Van Duzer, Chet
On Second Thought: Cartographic Corrections to the Shape of Africa on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Preliminary meeting details can be found here

18 May 2012

Sixteenth-century map by explorer and artist John White yields a new clue in the Roanoke mystery

Detail from La Virginea Pars by John White
Researchers from the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum believe that enhanced imagery from John White's (c. 1540-c. 1593) map La Virginea Pars, from the 1580s, may offer clues to what happened to the colonists from the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke.  Looking under a patch on the map with ultraviolet light, they found a symbol for a fort, indicating a place the beleaguered English colonists may have moved.

03 May 2012

SHD Annual Meeting 2012 - Huntington Library/Pasadena, California, 27-30 September 2012

Preliminary Information:

Meetings will take place at the Huntington Library

The conference hotel is the Pasadena Hilton

27 September, opening reception will likely be held at the Pasadena Women’s City Club which is a five block walk from the hotel. It is expected to take place from 6:30-7:30 and consist of wines, soft drinks, and light munchies.

28 September, first day of meetings. Hired bus will take people to the Huntington. Conference banquet will be held at the Pasadena Hilton, with reception 6:30-7:30, then meal and keynote address to follow.

29 September, second day of meetings. After the end of the conference, members can tour the grounds and collection of the Huntington. SHD member Bill Warren is hoping to organize a tour of the Huntington Conservation Lab.

30 September, post-conference excursion. Tentatively the organizers would like to take members on a bus trip to the Getty Museum of Art and the Page Museum at the LeBrea Tarpits. Both these stops should make for a full day.

Click here for the Call for Papers

Louis De Vorsey (1929-2012)

It is with great sadness again that we must announce the passing of Louis De Vorsey (1929-2012) this past Sunday, April 29.  De Vosey was a great scholar, past Vice President and President of SHD, and a good friend to the organization.  De Vorsey is survived by numerous family members and friends and will be greatly missed.

Click here for more on Louis De Vorsey from SHD.
Click here for his obituary.